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FOX Business
May 20, 2013 9:20am EDT
medical files, is that true, mr. miller? >> correct, serbia to stuart: the irs cannot access your medical file. you say? >> advocates, privacy advocates all the way to the far right agree there are not enough barriers to prevent from accessing your medical records, they have your carrier and your policy number. stuart: they are not supposed to leap over. but they can do that. >> i think it is a very legitimate concern. he has deceived congress before. told last may about the targeting of conservative groups and yet in july he misled congress about that. stuart: i hope i never cross you. >> they cannot find out your private medical information. >> that is correct, sir. >> insufficient corrections in this law. it is the president as well, touting the resignation of miller and the other top irs commissioner but he did not tell you american people that the irs predator has now become that person. stuart: the heavy carrier name and the policy number. who says notes the irs? i want to see real barriers, and they are not here. >> their job is to simply collect financial information on wh
PBS
May 15, 2013 10:00pm PDT
thety that may be why mr. miller's resignation was called for. it wasn't his fault that was this was done. in fact, most of it happened on his predecessor's watch but maybe he didn't act qifly enough and was not candidate enough with congress. >> brown: i heard i hearings today when i was listening there was this question ofsy s the i.r.s. independent or not? that's still out there, right? a report to jack lew, the treasury secretary, he reports to the president. these the questions. >> it's officially a treasury agency so it's not completely inspect, you do have an unusual five-year term for the i.r.s. commissioner but these the questions tat are swirling and the republins were suggesting this is not a problem that the president can completely divest himself and wash his hands of. it appears the president and his advisors agree given the prominence of this announcement tonight going on national television to announce that that he's dismissed the acting i.r.s. commissioner. >> brown: not an end, though. more hearings. >> no, you'll have the ongoing criminal investigation into what ha
FOX News
May 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT
were quick to knock that down. >> the access your medical files. is that true, mr. miller? >> correct, sir. >> they cannot find your private medical information? >> that's correct, sir. >> their job, in obama care is simply to collect paid financial information on which a determination is made as to whether somebody can get a subsidy for their premiums; is that correct? >> what you covered over what period is what we would be getting. >> this afternoon the president met with the new acting irs commissioner danieler witherer werfol. >> blasted democrats from taking campaign contributions from the irs employees union. they are calling on lawmakers to give the money back. a dozen republicans also got contributions. harris? >> harris: hairs wendell goler outside the white house. g.o.p. leaders are demanding more documents about the attack on our u.s. outpost on benghazi, libya. the white house released nearly 100 pages of emails. republicans say they don't cover the days right after the attack which killed u.s. ambassador to lib christopher stephens. state department officer sean smith an
MSNBC
May 19, 2013 11:00am PDT
. >> why not an independent council? i watched the other day. i saw mr. miller, the soon to be former head of the irs, look at congress and be essentially unresponsive. be essentially, gee, somebody was responsible. i don't know the name. yes, maybe i can get the name for you. that gives you a sense that maybe congress can't get to the bottom of this. maybe an independent council would be a better route. >> some institutions have a no surprise rule. which is -- you need to make sure the person at the top, who is the president in this case. he is constitutionally responsible for the whole executive branch, to be told about things that are going on that are bad. and you can't kind of say, oh, that happened last year and they're investigating. you need to stop the bad things right away. >> and the difficulty is this criticism of passivity, as you all are suggesting, and i'm challenging you with the other side of that argument but the idea that he is still in charge of the government, has accountability and has to project accountability as we ask all presidents to do. >> in the irs case it doe
CBS
May 19, 2013 10:30am EDT
is the i.r.s., including mr. miller, lied to congress, lied to me, more importantly, lied to the american people and saying there was no such political targeting going on. >> schieffer: well, from what you know about it now, do you think this was something that was just generated within the i.r.s. or do you think they were acting on orders from somebody else? well, that's where i think the culture or the environment that the administration has created here, that it's okay to cover things up, it's okay to intimidate your political adversaries is important. you've been around bureaucracies a long time as i have, and bureaucratics don't take risk unless they have a signal implicit or implicit from higher ups you're doing exactly what we expect you to do. i have a very hard time to believe this was cooked up in cincinnati by midlevel employees at the i.r.s. >> schieffer: let me ask you about the leak case. the associate press had a story about how the c.i.a. had broken up a terrorist plot to put bombs on aircraft. it was a good story that would have reflected well-- did reflect well
MSNBC
May 15, 2013 8:00am PDT
of the inspector general, i think there's reason to believe that mr. miller should be released of his responsibilities. >> i'd like to bring in to the conversation, richard blumenthal of connecticut. sir, it's good to have you with me this morning. as you listen to sander levin there, do you think that's enough for you about those two people being let go? does that go far enough? >> we need more facts and the department of justice appropriately has launched a criminal investigation. there needs to be criminal accountability by any irs officials. at the very minimum, certainly, dismissal is warranted. if the facts are as they've been alleged that there have been very serious enfridngement of these guidelines. >> you know, as we've been talking about the attorney general's going to be in the hot seat this afternoon, but he's already come out to say there will be ab inquiry into the irs scandal. given what's going on in consideration to the ap subpoena scandal, do you think the justice department can fairly investigate on this issue and that they can go with both of these with the sa
FOX News
May 15, 2013 4:00pm PDT
mismanagement. i think it spells out the lack of oversight. and, also, it is really clear that mr. miller and ms. learner did not come forth and give us and the congress in our committee current information. >> moments ago congressman levin issued a statement saying that the change at the sirs a vital first step, shep. >> shepard: mike emanuel on the hill, thanks. mike bussey the assistant editor of the "wall street journal" which is owned by the parent company of this network. it just keeps coming. >> it does. look, there is a reason by president obama decides to come out and speak to the nation to the press, to the nation on this particular issue. there is a lot else going on in washington. it's the irs. it touches all of us. this was abusive by the irs that singled out conservative groups at a time when they were becoming more and more influential in a run-up to a midterm election. this is really kind of problematic from a lot of different perspectives. and i think that the president wanted to make really clear that he understood that. that this is kind of bipartisan condemnation of the ir
CW
May 19, 2013 8:30am PDT
by mr. miller will be examined closely. he was the guy, the acting director of the irs and if he says anything that relates to anybody connected to the white house, mr. obama will be in trouble. >> and coming up, a last look at the morning's stories. >> and a few races taking over the bay area, including the final stage of the tour of california going on as we speak. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the bay to breakers race pl out in san . >>> well, welcome back. let's look at the morning's top stories. in this case, races. >> two big events going on in the bay area right now. the the bay too breakers race played out this morning starting at 7:00 and is still going on throughout the streets citywide. security is tighter this year. san francisco police said that they say 25% more officers are on patrol than they have in previous years. feeds from closed certainty cameras being monitored in realtime. that is, again, look at the starting line and this is a look at the finish line from high above chopper 5. the winners, tolusa sufi of ethiopia finished first among men. diane nikeri johnson from africa
CBS
May 19, 2013 7:30am PDT
fingerprints aren't on it. >> i got to tell you, testimony by mr. miller is going to be examined closely. he was the guy, the acting director of the irs. and if he says anything that relates to anybody connected to the white house, mr. obama will really be in trouble. >> interesting right there. >>> let's go back out live to the amgen tour of california that is right now crossing the beautiful golden gate bridge. that is an iconic shot right there. we have some of the world's top cyclists crossing one of the world's most notable bridges. >> that's right. and we'll be right back with more. ,,,,,, . >>> another live look right now at the cyclists in the amgen tour of california, crossing the golden gate bridge. as we speak, 111 cyclists on their way right now to santa rosa from marina green, the final leg of the tour of california. . >>> and here is a look now at this morning's top stories. another big event going on as we speak as well. >> that's right. it's the bay to breakers. it got going in san francisco within the past hour. tilusa of ethiopia finished first among men and diane curry
FOX News
May 17, 2013 8:00pm PDT
conservative groups monts ago. surely mr. miller and the white house both knew the irs was being investigated. yet now, not before. now, everybody wants to find out who did what. this is why many americans don't trust their government. talking points doesn't know who directed irs agents to target and i will use that word, conservative groups. and individuals. but surely miller knows much more than he is saying. and that brings us to what happens next. miller could be indicted. that's possible. the fbi is investigated. but only, only when irs people from the inside start to blot whistle will the scandal be defined. until that happens it's all speculation. what's not speculation is the chaos we are seeing in washington right now. that's damaging the nation. and the president is rightfully taking massive heat. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. while the head of the irs objects to word target. one men who apparently did have a bulls eye on his back is speaking out. frank van der sloot an idaho businessman donated $1 million to help mitt romney. after that he was audited on three
CSPAN
May 16, 2013 8:00pm EDT
big shakedown by getting rid of mr. stephen miller of the irs. we find out mr. miller was scheduled to resign anyway and part the irs as the early of june. again, the american people have not been told the truth. what did the white house know and when did he know it? we will open up to questions. >> any legislation planned to address this? >> right now we will have hearings. various chairs have indicated that. .ut there is legislation ever presented from ohio was to put in criminal penalties for -- e two abuse because of the very sensitive , it is wrong for the irs to misuse personal tax data. we have very strict requirements that we could not act without the area of jurisdiction. we have very thick manuals for standard operating procedures. we had to check every box. it did not matter if you are an attorney or in a field or in collections or if you were notitatter. your work product was checked by your supervisor and you could not ask beyond your jurisdiction. [inaudible] believee any reason to the administration knew about the targeting? -- do you have any reason to believe the admin
MSNBC
May 17, 2013 3:00am PDT
head mr. miller before them to answer questions as well as the inspector general mr. george who wrote this report that was so damming to the irs. the question you bring up is, how far is the gop going to push it. the cliche thing in d.c. to say look they have to keep it serious, can't make this into a witch hunt because they lose the political high ground. the best committee to have out of the gate in order to have these types of questions, joe, is the house ways and means committee. you remember from your time up here, that's where the party puts its stars. it's the smart people, the people that understand the true mechanisms of government. they'll expect questions today for those two individuals from guys like dave camp, paul ryan, peter roscoe, people very comfortable with the leadership who know the met tricks very well who will ask tough authoritative questions from the republican side. the democrats want to get in on this too. sander levin, the soft spoken man he is, wants to throw a few spears today because they want to show that democrats don't want to be columned into this me
CNN
May 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. >> hi, mr. miller. can you tell us why you never told congress that you had -- >> i don't have a comment today. thank you, guys. i'll be here on friday. >> sir, senator hatch says you purposely misled him by not informing him about this. why is that? >> he is not able to do an interview now. he will be back. >> commissioner, why didn't you tell the truth when asked directly by congress? >> we'll talk on friday. >> let's bring in our chief political analyst gloria borger. gloria, what do all these controversies, the irs, the benghazi, the a.p. investigation, what do they do at least in the short term to the president's second-term agenda? >> i spoke with a senior administration official today who said things are still ontrack as long as john mccain and lindsay graham don't turn against us on immigration reform that is moving along in committee. but that's their spin, wolf, and they're obviously sticking to it. here is the reality check to this. these issues taken together have become an all consuming political sinkhole and they know that. the one valuable commodity at the energy o
CNN
May 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
on friday. the person who made that report is going to come before us and also mr. miller, the acting commissioner, is going to come before us. he is going to have tough questions from democrats and republicans. this should not become a partisan vehicle. we need to protect the people of this country when the irs is wrong and that is what we are doing. >> congressman levin, thank you so much for taking the time and talking with us this morning. we appreciate it. >> thank you very much. >>> let's take you back to new jersey for just a second. we can see more pictures of prince harry speaking with the governor of new jersey touring the neighborhood of seaside heights. you can see he is surrounded by residents. we will check in with poppy harlow next. . don't worry, we have cancelled your old card. great. thank you. in addition to us monitoring your accounts for unusual activity, you could also set up free account alerts. okay. [ female announcer ] at wells fargo we're working around the clock to help protect your money and financial information. here's your temporary card. welcome back.
Current
May 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
. stephanie miller. >> mrs.? >> mrs.? >> and someone said chris i had to forward this one oh my god, please pass along to the mrs. they think we are married. >> oh, god, that would be a special kind of hell. >> stephanie: mike writes -- wow, this is like somebody -- like he thinks he is sending a telegraph for someone reason. >> someone menninged to me yesterday that it's like a hate letter haiku. >> stephanie: right. it is. all the scandal, space, s, period. are real period. you play them down, period. i can hear the teletype. you play them down period, the president had no know about everything, if he not is he out control, period how can you stick up for period holder. tell me how period. and the heck did the people of the good city ever elect your mayor? i don't know i don't live in chicago. another scary guy, period, fast and furious, is an obama project, not bush period your y-o-u-r, wake up period the -- animated tweety birds around my head. if press and media types period. that doesn't seem like it has a subject or a predicate. >> there's no predicate at all. >> would not cover and
CSPAN
May 14, 2013 12:00pm EDT
currently appears to be true, that mr. miller willfully misled congress when inquiries were made earlier about this sort of scandalous political activity, he should resign today. furthermore, i'm encouraged actually by chairman max baucus of the senate finance committee and senator orrin hatch, who said that they believe it's important for the finance committee, as the appropriate standing committee of the senate with jurisdiction over the internal revenue service, to conduct an investigation. and i hope that the first witness they will call is the treasury secretary, jack lew, who's the boss of the i.r.s. or overseer of the i.r.s. mr. miller's direct reporting boss. i -- i look forward to a thorough bipartisan investigation that will deliver justice to these government officials who betrayed the american people in such a shameful and egregious manner. mr. president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from vermont. mr. sanders: mr. president, i would like to call up amendment number 889. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: the senator
CSPAN
May 15, 2013 5:00pm EDT
, mr. miller wrote to members of congress at least twice to explain the process of reviewing the applications for tax-exempt status without disclosing tea party groups were targeted. in july of last year, he testified before the house ways and means committee and didn't mention it. he didn't mention the additional scrutiny. i'm sure it must have slipped his mind. it couldn't have slipped his mind because he was asked about it specifically. now we are supposed to trust these answers that are forth coming at this time and continuing to be revised but initially, they claimed the process of flagging groups was contained to low-level staffers at a cincinnati office. and first we heard it was a couple hundred, 75 and now 200 and now 500. we trust much do someone that continues to change their story and if it was low-level folks at the agency, how come the guy at the top just resigned. the buck stops there or should it stop there? and according to the report by the inspector general, they knew about the problem by june, 2011, they knew about it. they are testifying in front of members o
CSPAN
May 15, 2013 12:00pm EDT
commissioner steve milney yesterday. it was a tough talk. i told mr. miller the actions of the i.r.s. were inexcusable and warned that he is in for serious questioning from this committee and from others. i told mr. miller the committee demands nothing less than his complete cooperation and total transparency. the finance committee will hold a hearing on tuesday to examine this issue. there needs to be a full accounting of what happened at the i.r.s. and who knew what, when and how long did this practice go on. and what other groups were flagged for additional scrutiny. there is another important question that needs to be asked. is there a fault in the tax code that may have contributed to the i.r.s. taking such unacceptable steps? do we need a better definition of what organizations qualify for in order to qualify for tax exemptions? do we need to revisit the role tax-exempt organizations play in our political system? what part of the tax code has to be changed for us to guarantee this overreach never happens again? there are many more questions. this will be an issue we delve into tax re
CNBC
May 17, 2013 6:00am EDT
committee, joins us first on cnbc with a preview. good morning, chairman. it's not to say that mr. miller won't have some -- won't be able to shed light on some things. but i like the previous guy too. this is the guy you got first. he may have heard what was happening. but i want to know how it started, who knew about it two years ago. >> well, exactly. we want to know who hatched this plan. he is the existing acting commissioner. he is still in the role. he is actually where we need to start. we will have the inspector general who can fill out the details which is a cursory look. we need to dig deeper and find out who knew this, who authorized it, who thought of it and why it was allowed to continue for so long. >> i'm not going to call him defenders necessarily. people that are arguing this is a tempest in a teapot, they keep talking about that it didn't involve audits. it was scrutiny of entities that should be scrutinized. not selectively, obviously. you want to make sure a tax-exempt status is legit. when people talk audits they say, wait a minute, there's no evidence of that. any evidenc
FOX Business
May 15, 2013 4:00pm EDT
close to the situation down in washington, d.c., mr. steven miller will plead the fifth amendment. david: no, he will not plead. -p>> he will not. he won't. he will go into the hearing and basically discuss broad details. he can still say he will not discuss specific details due to the nixon era irs confidentiality rules but here's, here's the bottom line. here is what needs to be focused on is the time frame for this. in 2010, yes, the, there could have been irs political audits because of the citizen united supreme court decision which opened a the floodgates of political money into the election system from unions and companies. so remember the president made that january 2010 state of the union address where he said, citizen united case was poorly rendered, words to that effect. may 2010, you have the irs then launching, be on the lookout computer spreadsheet going after tea party groups. but the potential for it, yes, we only have anecdotal information right now. until we have irs officials coming forward and more people coming forward to say yes, we were audited, this is not
CSPAN
May 14, 2013 9:00am EDT
aware of the targeting. but it doesn't stop with mr. miller. as "the washington post" noted, lois lerner, head of the i.r.s.'s tax-exempt organization office, knew about the targeting in 2011. she seemed to say friday that she learned about it from news reports last year. these were not the malicious actions of a rogue agent or simply another skpapl -- example of government incompetence. instead, this was a clear, methodical abuse of government power. to discriminate against whole groups of americans simply because of their political beliefs. despite their awareness of abuse, officials from the i.r.s. failed time after time to disclose this targeting, and little effort was made to end the practice. even as recently as their admissions on friday, the i.r.s. continued to engage in coverups and half-truths. in fact, i.r.s. officials seem to go out of their way to deny wrongdoing. in testimony last year before the house of representatives, then-i.r.s. commissioner douglas shulman said there was absolutely no targeting. after years of neglecting to inform congress of this practice, the
CSPAN
May 15, 2013 7:00am EDT
fumigated of all those activists. we will see this for years and years to come. guest: mr. miller is the acting irs commissioner. he will be in on friday. then the inspector general. miller is acting. think he was there during the time that a lot of this took place. miller will be answering for what took place under a different watch. and then the name people to not know, lois lerner. thehas been in charge of tax-exempt division. some ofchanging around the criteria. i should not say that. she may have been involved. reports again place her in the middle of some of this. it is a name that people do not know. ther friday, she will be on hot seat before congress i have to answer a lot of questions. she was in charge of some of this activity. we'll see how far up the chain it went. host: that hearing on friday is that 9:00 a.m. you can find out more on our c- span.org website. joseph brings up the point that the irs has a bush appointee. matter whooes not does this stuff. investigating in local governments. the first person i put in jail was a republican. it does not matter who is doing
CNBC
May 16, 2013 9:00am EDT
targeting them. and so i think it's serious. i think it's important that mr. miller resigns. >> what do you intend to accomplish at the hearing that you have? and a question for both of you, do you have any reason to think that what happened at the irs that the irs acknowledged was improper was directed or caused to happen by none at the white hous house. >> the key is to let the facts determine our conclusions and where this goes to. we want to, both committees, have a very solid hearing, not political. not partisan. not on behalf of one political party or the other. it's our job. the american people want more confidence in what the government does or does not do. our job is to gain more confidence by getting solid answers and following up where the answers lead. >> do you believe that the white house was involved in this, caused it to happen? condoned it? >> i don't know. ou hearing is bipartisan as well. the ranking member together and i have called the hearing. we have together written the questions we need to get answers for. i don't know the answers. we need to get ans
SFGTV2
May 19, 2013 6:30pm PDT
take our program off line and continue pushing this program forward mr. mayor. >> hi, i am lana miller, with hu hunter's point family. and i have so many things to talk about and so many things we are passionate and work on. now i am here in my role as a member of the mental health board and particularly for trauma and community related violence. i know for the last years barbara garcia has counted mental services in d-10 as community and violence and trauka. and for years we have talked about it and talked about it and when we try to engage the department of health, we got yes we understand it's a priority but we don't know what to do. in november/october last year in 20 2012, we had the southeast mental health summit around trauma. and a large segment of the community and dph and we put together a plan that was adopted by the san francisco mental health board. and signed on by all community-based organizations that provide mental health services. i am saying that we have a plan in d-10 and we know how to get started. now it's time to quit saying it's a problem but don't know w
ABC
May 15, 2013 4:00pm PDT
response to the scandal involving agents improperly screening conservative groups. >> mr. obama says acting commissioner steven miller was asked to resign and he did. the president called actions by the irs unveiled by a treasury inspector general inexcuseable. he says this will not be tolerated. >> i'll do everything to make sure nothing like this happens again. by holding responsible party as ktable, putting in place checks and safeguards and going forward making sure the laws applied as it should be. in a fair, impartial way. >> the commence came after attorney general holder testified before the house committee today, telling lawmakers his department will look into potential civil rights violation and happening now in kern county, take a look at the city's plan consuming forest land. 750 acres so far. the wildfire burning in frasier park between bakersfield and los angeles. these are live pictures. the ground fire prompted evacuation of a nearby high school. there is a mandatory evacuation order. we'll have updates at 5:00 and on twitter. >> here in the bay area, sky 7 over a sma
CSPAN
May 14, 2013 8:00pm EDT
-- secretary lew and acting mr. miller to respond to .llegations released by the irs i am awaiting those answers to those questions. every american should expect evenhanded treatment by the irs. that is now a question. it lends credibility to the and by ourthe press organizations across the country the information related to their donors were released to organizations that have opposite political points of view of those organizations. . think the story continues not only is it important to treat applications by one organization different than other. now it lends credibility that information is being released by the irs for purposes of political persuasion. every american should be able to expect evenhanded treatment from and that clearly is not the irs or it ministration we have. but let me add one thing. as you continue to file your stories on this subject, ask yourself before you write, how would i write this story is this -- if thisepublican were a republican administration? >> republicans have called for a crackdown. the subpoena of phone records what you had in mind? >> my col
FOX News
May 18, 2013 6:00am EDT
they spent time on during these four hours yesterday. >> this was just poor customer service, mr. miller described it yesterday. just to be totally clear, this was a political operation. this took place within the context of a presentation campaign. this had the effect of hamstringing the president's political opponents during that campaign. to say there was no targeting flies in the face of the facts. here's one. during a 27-month period, at the height of this, not a single tea party group got tax-exempt status from the irs. during that same period, left wing group after left wing group got their applications expedited. a sham charity in alex andyia, virginia, they don't do anything. they got their application rubber stamped in 32 days by lois ler ner herself. >> by the way, i called for my own amusement on friday. >> you prank called it. >> yes, i did. no one there, doesn't exist. the answering machine says welcome to the barack obama foundation. they didn't pronounce the president's name directly. >> maybe it's somebody different named barack obama. furthermore, we've had some
CNN
May 16, 2013 8:00am PDT
had a chance to speak to the chairman of the house ways and means committee mr. kevin him. he will chair a meeting tomorrow with steven miller, the very man who was fired yesterday as acting chair, acting commissioner, rather, of the irs. i asked what he wants to know from stephen miller. listen to what kevin said. >> i want to know what he knew, when he found out. and why he didn't disclose any of this to the congress knowing that we were inquiring about this, because we had been hearing that people had been targeted and we were trying to get answers. i want to know what he knew. i want to know when he knew it and i want to know from his standpoint what they've done to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> reporter: this is kind of a rare thing and unusual. a man who was just fired a couple days later will now be testifying on capitol hill. we were wondering whether or not he was going to show up. dave kevin said, yes, he will show up, his lawyer told him so, one of the reasons is stephen miller is there for the irs. even though he was asked to leave, he is still the floor per c
SFGTV
May 19, 2013 12:30pm PDT
different. she can't speak in public comment. sorry. the matter is submitted. >> i have a question for mr. doris skol, seems the own want to come to demolish the unit in order to rent it for higher amount. >> they want a permit to demolish the unit to evict miss miller and whether they will demolish it who knows . >> you don't have any basis for that, other than that it's your guess. >> the factual basis is a negative. the fact that they haven't sought and nov which would force them to remove it and the fact that they attempted to demand that my client make an agreement to move out and harassed her and when she refused and obtained council, then they decide it's an illegal unit and we want her out. the pattern of the
SFGTV
May 17, 2013 7:30pm PDT
question for mr. doris skol, seems the own want to come to demolish the unit in order to rent it for higher amount. >> they want a permit to demolish the unit to evict miss miller and whether they will demolish it who knows . >> you don't have any basis for that, other than that it's your guess. >> the factual basis is a negative. the fact that they haven't sought and nov which would force them to remove it and the fact that they attempted to demand that my client make an agreement to move out and harassed her and when she refused and obtained council, then they decide it's an illegal unit and we want her out. the pattern of the behaviors on the salas and on behalf of the landlord suggest that it does not seem to be pure. >> in the permit holders brief they make reference to a laughed that -- lawsuit that you filed on behalf of your client? >> yes. i wrote to the owners copied the permit holders, got no response and gave them a deadline and i'm asking for damages and i'm asking for the court to order them to create the unit into a lawful configuration. >> thank you. >> and your client is no
MSNBC
May 20, 2013 12:00pm PDT
that miller did not know. here is a sample. >> so, i don't have -- i don't have names for you, mr. brady. i don't know whether we knew at that time or not. i did not know the topic. actually, i do not know that. i would have to look back on my notes on that. >> you have notes on that? >> why did you say you have notes if you don't think you have notes. >> sir, please. >> no, sir, you please! the white house still insists the president learned about the i.d. report when we all did if you were watching "the cycle," but the head of the white house counsel was told weeks earlier and didn't let her boss know. jay carney was grilled on it again last hour. >> the white house counsel did and she informed other senior staff and with that -- in informing she also made clear it was her view and others shared this view that there was not a need in a situation like this with an ongoing investigation or audit that the president should be notified. >> plus the deputy treasury secretary knew last summer before the elections, and also kept mum. let's start with someone you can't keep mum, "washing
MSNBC
May 17, 2013 12:00pm PDT
did you mislead congress and the american people on this? >> mr. chairman, i did not mislead congress florida tnor t american people. i answered the questions as they were asked. >> joining miller was the man who led the report that brought the practice to light. treasury inspector generous he will george. let's hear what he had to say. >> did you find any evidence of political motivation in the selection of the tax exemption applications? >> we did not, sir. >> you say the irs used inappropriate criteria for identifying these organizations? is that legal? >> it is not illegal, sir. it was unusual. it is contrary to treasury regulations and other policies then in place by the department of. >> understand. the substantial delays, is that illegal or inappropriate in. >> it is inappropriate. >> the third, the unnecessary information, illegal or inappropriate? >> inappropriate. >> we'll hear from one of the committee members in a moment. first let's start with luke russert. what did we learn today? >> well, two things. number one, most importantly was that the irs in may of 2012
CBS
May 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
selection. >> reporter: lawmakers on the house ways and means committee wanted to know why miller was not up front with them after he found out about it. >> why did you mislead congress and the american people on this? >> mr. chairman, i did not mislead congress nor the american people. >> reporter: some republicans on the committee tried to link the conduct at the irs to the white house. democrats pushed back. >> it is important that in addressing and fully correcting one wrong, we not complete and be involved in other wrongs. >> reporter: the inspector- general who dug into the problems at the irs went over his findings with the committee. >> was the irs using an appropriate criteria in its review of organizations applying for tax-exempt status? yes. >> reporter: but he also testified he found no evidence that politics motivated this improper scrutiny. lawmakers plan more hearings next week and say more people must be held accountable for what happened. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. >>> the president has chosen top white house budget officer daniel werfel to replace miller a
NBC
May 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
mistake, miller said, but not a case of politics. >> why did you mislead congress and the american people on this? >> mr. chairman, i did not mislead congress nor the american people. i answered the questions as they were asked. >> reporter: this after the white house trying to tamp down criticism over the response to the benghazi attack, released 100 pages of e-mails and notes on wednesday. and the president came under fire this week for the justice department's widely criticized seizure of journalist phone records. >> how do you feel about comparisons of your critic's comparisons of this week's scandals to nixon? >> reporter: the scandals could threaten the second-term agenda. >> a relatively limited window to get things done, and this is eating into it. >> reporter: the irs controversy could have the most staying power, because the agency impacts average americans. >> the irs knows the controversy is the one easiest to understand and could be the most damaging. >> reporter: another reason the irs scandal has staying power, friday's hearing is likely the first in a series of hear
CSPAN
May 16, 2013 9:00am EDT
presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: mr. president, are we in a quorum call in. the presiding officer: we are not. symbolic step in accepting the resignation of acting i.r.s. commissioner miller. i had called for this resignation on monday when we learned thatler signed his name to one, if not more, letters that we now know couldn't possibly have been truthful, couldn't possibly have been truthful. but let's be clear. this symbolic step was just that, symbolic. what americans want right now are answers about what happened at i.r.s., why it wasn't disclosed earlier, who was ultimately accountable for this behavior, and assurances that this kind of thing isn't going to go on at the i.r.s. or anywhere else in the federal government. because the allegations of ideological targeting only continue to multiply. they're continuing to multiply. this morning i'd like to focus on just one of those incidents. it's the case of a group called the national organization for marriage. last may senator hatch, a top republican on the finance committee, sent a letter to the i.r.s. quiri
CBS
May 17, 2013 7:00am PDT
." >> steven miller apologized right off the bat in his testimony for what he described as poor service to the american public. >> who is responsible for targeting conservative organizations? >> i don't have names for you, mr. brady, and i'm willing to try to find that out. >>> another member of the military's sexual harassment program is now in trouble. >> the colonel was arrested for stalking his ex-wife. >>> the white house has tried to contain three big scandals. >> the white house believes is greatest allies are republicans who overreach. >>> we now know a total of 16 tornadoes slammed into north texas wednesday night. >>> safety issues like leaking propane tanks and downed power lines could keep residents out of damaged areas for days. >>> there are reports this morning that russia has delivered advanced anti-ship missiles to syria. >>> they always say you know when you're ready. and i think i know when i'm ready, you know, i think i'm ready. >> you didn't know his nickname was golden balls, did you? >> no, i did not. >>> this reflects that the importance that the united states pl
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